EPP Moravian Star Ornaments made with diamonds are an adaptation of an 1830’s geometry lesson. The first known star, made in a German boys’ school had 110 points! This version is much simpler with 12 points, but still spectacular! Not a beginner project, you might want to try How to Make an EPP Star Ornament with Diamonds first. Best to tackle a flat star before going all 3-D.
For added effect, I fussy cut my diamonds to get a kaleidoscopic effect for each side of the star, but that’s totally optional. These stars can be stunning with overall prints, stripes or solids. You can make one with larger diamonds and leave one side open for a beautiful tree topper. Moravian stars are now used as holiday and Christmas decorations.
Are you ready? Follow these steps to make an EPP Moravian Star ornament with diamonds and create an heirloom piece to adorn your tree for years to come!
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Here is a quick video that shows you the steps for making the Moravian Star ornament.
What is the meaning of a Moravian star?
History has it that the Moravian star symbolized Jesus or God, who are the ‘light of men’. The points represent the universal love for all of mankind. Over time, the Moravian star became a symbol of peace and hope, in both Moravian and non-Moravian communities.
Is Moravian star religious?
The history of the Moravian star lies with religious heritage but now is used as a decoration with winter holidays, as a symbol of peace and hope.
Love this but not quite ready to make an EPP Moravian Star Ornament with Diamonds? Start with an EPP Wreath ornament for a quick and easy beginner project. Browse through more English Paper Piecing projects and inspiration on Create Whimsy.
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